Our recent trip to Magnolia Market At The Silos (yes that's the full name according to the internet) was, for me, more about gawking and less about buying.
I did buy a T-shirt and 6 small faux flowers that day, but my favorite part of the experience was seeing the "Fixer Upper Style" Joanna and Chip Gaines bring to all their buildings.
Honestly, if I could live in this area of their shopping mecca it would be like I'd died and gone to heaven!
The black cabinets, black shiplap walls, brown wood countertops, and the crisp white fireplace surround were so very stunning I had a hard time tearing myself away from them!
The faux fireplace surround seems like a pretty simple design don't you think?
I took the close up pictures of it so I can convince Wild Bill we need one somewhere in our house!
All the faux flowers and plants were very realistic, and the spots of dark green were striking against the black cabinets and shelves.
This is just a small amount of the items that were for sale in the Magnolia Market area.
If you haven't seen the Fixer Upper series, which can be seen on the HGTV channel, Chip does all the demolition (called Demo Day) on each house they featured on the show.
The gardening area inside Magnolia Market overflowed with beautiful faux flowers and greenery.
Luckily for us, we arrived later (2:30 p.m.) in the day and the crowds in the shop had already thinned out.
The landscaping outside the buildings consists mainly of beautiful flowers and trees in bedding areas.
The large open areas appeared to be grass, but were really faux grass.
All Outside Grass Was Fake, But Beautiful!
Not having to water or mow grass is such a good idea in the central part of Texas where Waco is located. When the weather gets hot and the grass starts shooting up, lawns sometimes have to be mowed twice a week.
I continually touched the faux flowers inside Magnolia Market to assure myself that they were "faux"
When I got outside again, the flowers in the outside planter boxes were so perfect, I kept touching them to make sure they were real! It was exhausting.
The Bakery was just next door, but the line was too long for me to tackle. You can see the porch of the bakery here. The line goes all the way down the block beyond the people there on the porch waiting to get in.
Tips When Visiting:
- I have read other blog posts that say despite the length of the bakery line, it is a short wait.
- Seems everyone thinks the way to beat the "crowd" is to go early in the day! Don't believe them. The market is open until 6 p.m. As you can see, there were NO crowds at the market when we were at the Silos area from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. on a Wednesday afternoon.
- On the way to Magnolia Market, we passed parking lots that were charging $10 to park. If you just drive down the side of the market, you will find FREE parking right at Magnolia!
This FREE Magnolia Parking Lot Is Right At The Silos!
There's a huge courtyard with free games and fun seating by food trucks that sell a variety of meals and snacks. These white tables and benches had a wonderful Farmhouse design.
Even the restrooms were a lovely farmhouse style with beautiful flowers and plants in the window boxes and bedding areas and vines growing up the trellis.
There are so many wonderful ideas and landscape designs to soak in. I'll leave you with a few more pictures to share of the outside.
My last post was all about the building and landscaping at the couple's other venture, a breakfast and lunch restaurant called Magnolia Table. You can see the landscaping at Magnolia Table HERE.
If you made it all the way through this lengthy post, I want to say I appreciate you for sticking with me.
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Although Joanna and Chip's look isn't my style I do think they are both really talented. I watch the programme when I'm in the States and they way transform these homes is amazing. Chip does irritate me a bit. :D I thought I read somewhere that they had now finished with the programme?ReplyDelete
They're in the final season. She's having another baby. Then I've heard she's got a new show in the works that will focus on her house designs.Delete
Wow, another baby!Delete
That place is amazing! I love that farmhouse style and I am thrilled that so many are now seeing farmhouses for the beauty that they behold.ReplyDelete
Lucky you getting to go.ReplyDelete
Oh- I would love to see that place in person. I am happy to see that Joanna is expecting another baby and will sure miss their show when they are off air. I am sure they will continue to air the old episodes but it is not the same.ReplyDelete
I wonder how long shiplap will be "in trend" once their show is over. While I like it, I do think it will pass like the burlap phase before it.
Have a blessed, wonderful Sunday. I am a busy bee today. xo Diana
I would try very hard to gawk more than buy. The emphasis being on the word TRY. It looks like a great place adn I'd love to see it in person!ReplyDelete
What a cheerful post chock full of beauty! I always get so much inspiration when I drop by on my way to Round Top.ReplyDelete
Can you believe that I have never seen even one episode of the show?? Shhh...I may get stoned in blogland!ReplyDelete
Looks like a great place to visit!! As I have mentioned before, I am not a fan of Farmhouse style but I can appreciate it..ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Thanks for the tour I enjoyed it! :)ReplyDelete
Well, I'm late getting here, but enjoyed the tour. I want to go there!! So many pretty things! You visit some of the neatest places.ReplyDelete
What a great trip, thanks for visiting, I just use my little table for a basket and my socks. So un creative, but very functional.ReplyDelete
what a neat trip. I love that show and JoAnna's style.ReplyDelete
Only one problem I ever have with the show (and some others) is how wasteful they are on tear-out. The cabinets and such could be used by others less fortunate. I wish they would donate them. It kind of surprises me that they don't.
That would have made my day as well. Neat trip!